WKU Public Radio News Staff
Education and Security
Thu April 26, 2012
Kentucky Supreme Court Says Guns in Glove Boxes are Legal on Campus
The Kentucky Supreme Court today has ruled that guns and other deadly weapons may be stored in a car's glove compartment while on a college campus in the state. The High Court's ruling came in the case of a graduate student from the University of Kentucky.
U-K graduate student and Anesthesia Technician Michael Mitchell lost his job in 2009, after campus police found a semi-automatic pistol in his car. Mitchell had a concealed weapons permit, and he sued the University of Kentucky over the firing. Fayette Circuit Judge Pamela Goodwine had originally ruled in favor of the University.
However, the State Supreme Court today reinstated Mitchell's suit, after concluding that the law allows guns to be kept in a car's glove compartment.